Iatmül language

IatmülIatmulian
Iatmul is the name of the language of the Iatmul people, spoken around the Sepik River in the East Sepik Province, northern Papua New Guinea.wikipedia
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Gerd Jendraschek

Jendraschek, Gerd
An extensive grammar of Iatmul has been recently written by Gerd Jendraschek as a postdoctoral thesis.
Jendraschek, Gerd is a German linguist specialized in Basque, Turkish, and Iatmul (a language from the East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea).

Ndu languages

NduNdu language family
Iatmul is part of the Ndu language family, which consists of at least six languages in which ndu is the word for 'man'.
Abelam is the most populous language, with about 45,000 speakers, though Iatmül is better known to the outside world.

Iatmul people

IatmulNyaura
Iatmul is the name of the language of the Iatmul people, spoken around the Sepik River in the East Sepik Province, northern Papua New Guinea.
The communities are roughly grouped according to dialect of the Iatmül language as well as sociocultural affinities.

Sepik languages

SepikMiddle SepikUpper Sepik
The best known Sepik language is Iatmül.

Sepik–Ramu languages

Sepik–RamuNorthSepik Ramu
The best known Sepik–Ramu language is Iatmül.

List of linguists

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Jendraschek, Gerd (Germany), Basque language, Turkish language, Iatmul language

Kambot language

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Foley (1986) proposed that Kambot had borrowed its pronouns from the Iatmul language of the Sepik family (Ndu languages).

International Linguistics Olympiad

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The five problems at the individual contest were about spatial deictics in Aralle-Tabulahan (Austronesian), Luwian hieroglyphic script (Indo-European), Kunuz Nubian (Eastern Sudanic) morphosyntax, Iatmül (Sepik) semantics and Jaqaru (Aymaran) morphology.

Iatmul

East Sepik Province

East SepikSepikKairiru Island
Iatmul is the name of the language of the Iatmul people, spoken around the Sepik River in the East Sepik Province, northern Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea

🇵🇬PNGNew Guinea
Iatmul is the name of the language of the Iatmul people, spoken around the Sepik River in the East Sepik Province, northern Papua New Guinea.

Multilingualism

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The inhabitants of the villages are trilingual, being fluent with Tok Pisin, good with Iatmul and having some knowledge of English.

Tok Pisin

Papua New Guinea Pidgintpipidgin english
The inhabitants of the villages are trilingual, being fluent with Tok Pisin, good with Iatmul and having some knowledge of English.

Agglutinative language

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Iatmul is a moderately agglutinative and nearly isolating language.

Isolating language

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Iatmul is a moderately agglutinative and nearly isolating language.

Morpheme

morphemesmorphemicmonomorphemic
Stems often change their form while polymorphem ic structures can become so coalescent that they are difficult to segment.

Noun

nounssubstantiveabstract noun
Nouns and verbs are the only two major classes in Iatmul with only little derivation across them.

Root (linguistics)

rootrootsroot word
Also, there is not a strong distinction between modifiers and nouns as many root s can be used as nouns, adjectives or adverbs.

Personal pronoun

personal pronounspersonalpronoun paradigms
Smaller word classes include personal pronoun s, demonstrative s, postposition s, quantifier s, interrogative s as well as proclause s (yes, no), while there are no clause-linking conjunction s.

Demonstrative

demonstrative pronoundemonstrativesdemonstrative pronouns
Smaller word classes include personal pronoun s, demonstrative s, postposition s, quantifier s, interrogative s as well as proclause s (yes, no), while there are no clause-linking conjunction s.

Preposition and postposition

prepositionpostpositionprepositions
Smaller word classes include personal pronoun s, demonstrative s, postposition s, quantifier s, interrogative s as well as proclause s (yes, no), while there are no clause-linking conjunction s.

Quantifier (linguistics)

quantifiersquantifierquantification
Smaller word classes include personal pronoun s, demonstrative s, postposition s, quantifier s, interrogative s as well as proclause s (yes, no), while there are no clause-linking conjunction s.

Interrogative word

interrogative pronouninterrogativeinterrogatives
Smaller word classes include personal pronoun s, demonstrative s, postposition s, quantifier s, interrogative s as well as proclause s (yes, no), while there are no clause-linking conjunction s.

Conjunction (grammar)

conjunctionconjunctionscoordinating conjunction
Smaller word classes include personal pronoun s, demonstrative s, postposition s, quantifier s, interrogative s as well as proclause s (yes, no), while there are no clause-linking conjunction s.